LET POETRY RING!
Nov. 14, 2019

Quintessential Listening: Poetry Presents - An Evening with Catfish McDaris

Quintessential Listening: Poetry Presents - An Evening with Catfish McDaris

A Different Kind of Poetry Podcast


Catfish McDaris has been active in the small press world for 30 years. His biggest seller is Prying: with Jack Micheline and Charles Bukowski. He has four walls, a ceiling, heat, food, a woman, a daughter, one cat, a typing machine, and a mailbox. Sometimes he gets lucky and someone publishes his words. In 1998 he read at a big Beatnik gathering in Cherry Valley, NY at Ginsberg’s farm. Catfish McDaris served in the Army artillery shooting 155 MM Howitzers. His dad was on the Bataan Death March and his older brother did two tours in Vietnam and retired as a sergeant major. Catfish is an aging New Mexican living near Milwaukee. His work has recently been translated into Spanish, Italian, French, Polish, Swedish, Arabic, Mandarin, Bengali, Mandarin, Tagalog, and Esperanto. His 30 years of published material is in the Special Archives Collection at Marquette Univ. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Catfish McDaris 2368 S. 59th St. West Allis, WI 53219 U.S.A. Mcdar3@aol.com